History… We All Need a Warm Bath… But is it Effeminate… or Unhealthy?

Did you know that warm baths were looked upon as effeminate by the Greeks? Yes, my trusty encyclopedia tells me that at first, that’s the way they were perceived. We can be grateful that by the 5th century B.C.E., they had become commonplace, at least by the Greeks. Even still, in the early 1800’s in New France, some folks thought that bathing was dangerous to one’s health. But as the 1800’s rolled on, bathing the whole body became acceptable and a bathtub became a symbol of high class. Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era romance, Blue Violet. Available here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018ZWX0R4

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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